An awesome kit by Eduard
belonging to their Eduart series
, including two aircraft, Mig-21 PFM and Douglas A-4E Skyhawk, plastic part , along with resin parts, plain and full-color photo-etched parts, painting masks designed by Eduard, Cartograf
printed decals for two marking schemes, and both an A2-sized poster with the reproduction of the boxart made by artist Koike Shigeo
, known outside of Japan for the package art he has created for Hasegawa plastic model kits.
Additional details for the The Sound of Silence
- Manufactured by Eduard in 1/48 scale with reference 11101.
- Mainly deployed in Vietnam War in 1967.
- Package includes 2 units.
- Includes full colour photo-etched parts, paint masks, plastic parts, resin parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions.
- Edition limited to 1000 units.
- Package measures 400 mm x 90 mm x 300 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 1320 g.
The first A4D-2 Skyhawk was received by the "Tomcats" in the summer of 1958, initiating 30 years of Skyhawk service. In May 1965 the squadron, now flying A-4Es, deployed to Chu Lai Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam and on June 2, they conducted their first combat mission of the Vietnam War. In August 1965, VMA-311 supported the 7th Marine Regiment in Operation Starlite -- the first major American operation of the war. After almost eight years of operations in Vietnam the Tomcats totaled 54,625 combat sorties before leaving in January 1973. Among the sortie count was an amazing four-day sortie total of 240 from 5 to 8 May 1968 in support of their fellow marines during the Battle of Khe Sanh. During most of their time they were based at Chu Lai. The squadron flew the last Marine Corps sorties out of Chu Lai on September 11, 1970. In May 1972 VMA-311 once again deployed to Vietnam with MAG-12 Forward at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam. Their final sortie in-country would occur on January 29, 1973, a day before they would drop the last ordnance from a Marine A-4 Skyhawk during the war. VMA-311 would fly 54,625 combat sorties during their time supporting operations in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. Aeronautiko recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.